posted on May, 23 2006 @ 02:33 PM
Hegemony (pronounced hɪ'gem.ə.ni) (greek:ηγεμονία) is the dominance of one group over other groups, with or without the threat of force, to
the extent that, for instance, the dominant party can dictate the terms of trade to its advantage; more broadly, cultural perspectives become skewed
to favor the dominant group. Hegemony controls the ways that ideas become "naturalized" in a process that informs notions of common sense.
Nepotism means favoring relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities. The word is generally used
in a derogatory sense.
Hmm, sounds like a blend of both - I won't argue with ya!
How about we both agree on:
Fascism (IPA; in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of
Benito Mussolini. Similar political movements, including Nazism, spread across Europe between World War I and World War II.
Although the broadest definitions of fascism may include every authoritarian state that has ever existed, most theorists see important distinctions to
be made. Fascism in Italy arose in the 1920s as a mixture of syndicalist notions with an anti-materialist theory of the state; the latter had already
been linked to an extreme nationalism.